Craig Oliver

Director of communications 10 Downing Street

As director of communications at 10 Downing Street, Craig Oliver has the most powerful job in government communications, carrying the authority of David Cameron and George Osborne. Educated at Stirling High School, Oliver went on to attend St Andrew’s University where he read English literature and then attended the Cardiff School of Journalism, where he graduated with a diploma in broadcast journalism. He went on to be head of BBC Global News and made his name revamping the BBC News at Ten and the News at Six, two of the most-watched news programmes, before joining Downing Street in 2011. He has also worked for Channel 4 and ITV News.

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